Heineken shares fall. Drostdy Hof introduces giant limited-edition pack. Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

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2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

Judging has been completed, preparations for the awards function at Cavalli Estate in Somerset West on 15 August are in full swing and wine lovers are looking forward to seeing which of their favourites among the Top 20 finalists are considered by the panel of experts to be the best of the best in the 2018 Absa Top 10.

The Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophy is one of the most sought-after accolades for cellarmasters, winery proprietors and wine brand marketers in South Africa, and this time around a record number of 161 entries were received by the competition organisers.

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Johnnie Walker releases limited edition Blue Label ‘Ghost’ whisky

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker brand has released a new limited edition ‘Ghost’ whisky, the second drink released as part of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label series of limited edition whiskies.


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Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

A meticulously curated collection of 48 individually crafted wines of great diversity, rarity and innovative winemaking, goes under the hammer at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018.
Food and grocery price increases in South Africa: 2017 vs 2018

Annual food inflation has continued to slow despite April’s rise in value-added tax (VAT), and some food items are actually cheaper than they were a year ago.


Heineken shares fall most in three years, as Brazil eats into margins

Heineken’s attempt to challenge Anheuser-Busch InBev in Brazil is squeezing the Dutch brewer’s profit margin. The world’s second-largest brewer forecast a drop in profitability this year as it expands more quickly than expected in Latin America’s biggest economy, where its beer business is less profitable than elsewhere.
Treasury joins efforts to fix soe’s

In the recently published draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (draft TLAB), Treasury has made it clear that it will be joining the efforts to ensure the proper governance of public entities as it proposes that no income tax deduction will be allowed for fruitless and wasteful expenditure.
AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

AB InBev has launched a new green innovation accelerator as it aims to tackle some of the most pressing sustainability issues.
Lemons add a silver lining to SA citrus season

Lemons are the only silver lining to a season in which other citrus products from South Africa have had a hard time of it in a full European summer market, says Snyman Kritzinger, managing director of Grown4U in Kirkwood, Sundays River Valley.
#WomensMonth: Paarl celebrates female winemakers during Women's Month

Drakenstein Tourism is using National Women’s Month in August to pay tribute to the female winemakers working in the region with a series of #winewednesday engagements. There are currently 18 female winemakers and winemaker assistants working at amongst others prestigious wine producers such as Nederburg, KWV, Boland Cellar and Fairview.
Manufacturing sector concerned about its future

For the first time in 11 months, the subindex tracking expected business conditions in six months’ time dropped to below 50. As the manufacturing sector bleeds jobs, factory owners are worried about its future. This comes as employment statistics show that the sector lost 55,000 jobs year on year in the second quarter.
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Hennessy proves it's anything but old-fashioned

There’s a good chance that you think of cognac as the tipple of fusty old men in wood-panelled hunting lodges. If cognac brand Hennessy is anything to go by, however, you may have to reconsider your position on the century-old liquor.
Owner of Johnnie Walker to return £2bn to investors

Diageo has joined other consumer-product companies in adopting shareholder-friendly measures as activist investors take a growing interest in the sector.


Cybercellar launches subscription service Liquid Social curated by wine’s shining stars

Cybercellar, South Africa’s longest-standing online wine retailer, has launched ‘Liquid Social’ (#liquidsocial); a wine subscription service where customers can purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis.
AB InBev expands its Stella Artois range with gluten-free variant

AB InBev will launch a gluten-free variant of its Stella Artois lager is it responds to a surge in demand for gluten-free products. The beer will be available to the off-trade grocery channel from August in a 4x330ml bottle format, before being rolled out wider in the autumn.
New study identifies key snacking behaviour as basis for better understanding consumer choices

A new study has identified seven consumer snacking profiles as a way to better understand the shopping behaviours driving the snacking category. It has also uncovered insights into weekday versus weekend snacking.
Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

Aldi has been named “Supermarket of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, beating high-end rivals like Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The discount grocer has been named the best place to buy wine in the UK and has been celebrated for the quality of its increasingly extensive range.
A cross-media view of the customer is the key to marketing success

The consumer leaves traces in the digital world for marketers to analyse. To get an accurate understanding of the customer journey, brands must, therefore, seek to get a single view of their behaviour across different channels and media as they move from discovery to purchase.
Tesco the first of the Big 4 to offer canned water amid war on plastic

Tesco has become the first Big 4 supermarket to offer customers water in aluminium cans in a bid to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic water bottles.
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Cybercellar appoints new CEO

Cybercellar, one of South Africa’s leading online wine retailers, has appointed AJ Nel as its new CEO.


Amarula raises global awareness about elephant conservation on World Elephant Day

Amarula, in partnership with WildlifeDirect continues work to protect one of Africa’s most precious animals, the African Elephant.
Drostdy Hof introduces giant limited-edition pack as part of their #CaptureYourMoments campaign

Drostdy Hof, a brand built on the foundation of living in the now by pausing to appreciate life’s special moments will be constructing giant-sized versions of their limited-edition packs and touring 15 Makro stores across the country with it.


Track and trace technology in the SA FMCG industry

One of the most important aspects of the manufacturing process of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in South Africa, is the use of high-quality coding and marking systems to provide full traceability for the manufacturer and authentic information for the end user.
Counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products

The counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products is an enormous risk for consumers’ health and a major economic loss for the pharmaceutical industry.


Whisky Lime Hot & Sour

Hot and spicy, yet cool and refreshing, this Whisky Hot & Sour LiquorShop recipe is the perfect cocktail for almost any season.
Amarula and White Chocolate Creme Brulee

This delicious pudding is your nightcap and dessert in one.


Indaba Institute transforms childhood education in the Winelands

The Indaba Institute in Stellenbosch hosted its first graduation ceremony on Friday 3 August 2018 for 22 students, including five recipients of Indaba Foundation bursaries aimed at transforming educational opportunities in the Early Childhood sector in the Cape Winelands.




Food & Drink Technology Africa

Food & Drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) is a biennial trade fair held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The trade fair and its accompanying program (including a high-quality exhibitor forum) is the third successful offset of Messe München’s drinktec, the world’s leading trade fair in the beverage and liquid food industry.​

04 September 2018 - 06 September 2018
Johannesburg
Convenience Retailing Summit

Through two days of presentations, interactive breakout sessions, case studies and Q&A sessions, and timed to coincide with Talking Retail’s Retail Industry Awards for greater networking opportunities, you will be part of the most comprehensive convenience event ever staged.

26 September 2018 - 27 September 2018
London


SACSC 22nd Annual Congress

The SACSC Annual Congress has become an event that not only brings up-to-date information and industry networking, it also celebrates the country’s retail, shopping centre and associated industries.

17 October 2018 - 19 October 2018
Durban
CGCSA Summit

The CGCSA Summit programme offers a unique opportunity to network with the CEOs and top leaders from some of South Africa’s most successful retailers and manufacturers and get inspired by an exceptional line up of speakers and industry experts.

14 November 2018
Johannesburg


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